Posted: Friday, November 24, 2000

Early pregnancy class offered

The Juneau Family Birth Center is offering an ongoing series of early pregnancy classes. Each series meets for four weeks from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday evenings at the Birth Center, 3225 Hospital Drive, Suite 106.

The classes include information about nutrition for pregnant women, fetal development, emotional and physical changes, exercise, comfort measures, prenatal testing and relaxation.

The classes are taught by student midwives Ami Reifenstein and Colena Jones. Nutritious snacks are served and partner involvement is encouraged.

The next class begins Jan. 10. To register, call 586-1203.

Medical teleconference planned

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Alaska Division, is presenting a medical professional teleconference Dec. 7.

The teleconference is called, "Multiple Sclerosis in 2000: A Model of Psychosocial Support." Free continuing education credits are available and materials are included.

The teleconference will be conducted from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at five statewide locations. The Juneau location is Bartlett Regional Hospital.

For information and registration, contact the National MS Society office in Anchorage at 563-1115 or 1-800-344-4867.

Pow-Wow seeks event help

The Juneau Pow Wow Club is looking for new members and help with its fund-raising for the upcoming Pow Wow scheduled for July 6-8, 2001, at the National Guard Armory. Planning for the event and election of officers will be on the agenda for meeting in December.

The club is seeking events to fund-raise at, where it will sell Indian fried bread and Indian Tacos. A percentage of the profit will go toward the event being staged. The club is seeking to raise $6,000.

Groups coming to the Pow Wow so far are "High Wind Singers" from Ft. Washakie, Wyo., "Eye-Hey Nakoda" from Alberta, Canada, "Painted Horse" from Canada, and three drum groups from Alaska and one from Oregon.

For more information regarding upcoming meetings and joining the Pow Wow Club or fund-raising call 586-8187 or write to the Juneau Pow Wow Club, Garfield Katasse, Chairman, 326 4th St. Apt. 306, Juneau, AK 99801.

North Pole postmark available for holiday mail; send by Dec. 15

With the holiday season approaching, the U.S. Postal Service is announcing ways to have a North Pole postmark placed on holiday cards.

To receive the North Pole postmark on holiday cards, customers should:

Purchase the stamps.

Affix the first-class stamps to envelopes of your choice.

Address the envelopes, with cards enclosed, to those on your mailing list.

Mail them in a large envelope or Priority or Express Mail box to: North Pole Christmas Cancellation, Postmaster, 5400 Mail Trail, Fairbanks, AK 99709-9999.

Do not send empty envelopes because, after receiving the postmark, the envelopes will be entered into the mail stream to the addressees. Postmarked envelopes will not be returned to the sender, as they will have to enter the mail stream on the date of the postmark.

The Postal Service recommends that requests for postmarks on holiday cards and letters be received in Fairbanks between Nov. 30 and Dec. 15.

Delivery confirmation is recommended to those customers who wish to know when their postmark requests arrive in Fairbanks.

Annual JDHS auction planned for Dec. 2

The Juneau-Douglas High School volleyball team will hold its annual auction starting at 2 p.m. Dec. 2 in the JDHS commons area.

An International Smorgasbord is scheduled from 5 to 6 p.m. Door prizes will be awarded throughout the evening.

Some of the items to be donated (with minimum bids noted in parenthesis) are: A pearl necklace valued at $2,000 ($400 minimum bid), a Centennial Bald Eagle sculpture valued at $18,000 ($12,000) minimum bid; airline tickets from Ward Air, framed prints; bed and breakfast gift certificates; tuxedo rentals; and cellular phone service.

For more information or to donate items to the auction call Sandi Wagner at 463-1916.

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